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Discover the incredible stories shared by members of our community. From perseverance and success to moments of inspiration and transformation, each story offers a glimpse into the diverse experiences that make us who we are.

We hope by sharing these stories others will find motivation, gain new perspectives, and connect with a shared human experience. 

We invite you to explore, be inspired, and feel the power of storytelling in uniting us all.

Ashley Natalini

I have suffered from migraines and tension headaches since I was a teenager. Now I am 33 and a mother of two, and a stepmother of three. I need anything I can find to help me with my pain.

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Janice Luise

Discover Janice Luise’s journey from top-ranked karate athlete to battling migraines. Her story of resilience and acceptance will inspire you.

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Headache Poetry

In the fall of 2006 the NHF’s Headache Education and Support Group facilitators invited their attendees to submit headache-related poetry. Because interest in this project grew, it was opened up to all who visit the NHF’s web site, as well as those who read NHF HeadLines.

The NHF received a variety of headache-related submissions. We have selected poems, limericks and verse that are relatable to those who live with this disease.

We extend our sincere thanks to all who submitted their work.

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Share Your Own Story

More than 42 million Americans live with migraine disease and headache disorder. People living with invisible illness often feel isolated and alone.

We want to shine a light on the millions of Americans living with invisible illness! The National Headache Foundation invites all patients and their caregivers to share their unique journey

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